Friday, May 1, 2009

ID That Tea: Winner!

Congratulations to....Georgia, from Notes on Tea! You are the winner of this month's "ID That Tea" contest. If you'll email me your address (, I'll get your tin of Dragonwell from Andrews & Dunham sent out this weekend.

Thanks to everyone for entering - the correct answer for last week's photo was Emerald needle, a green tea, rather than a darjeeling or white. Sorry Nathan!

Now for an important question. Not being particularly fond of the idea that someone might take offense to contest results (not this time, but at some point in time), I'm asking for everyone's opinion before we continue. Are the photos I'm posting of sufficient quality to allow for an informed "guess" as to which tea might be portrayed? If not, I can do one of two things:

1. Discontinue the contest.
2. Post a disclaimer on each post.

I do this same type of contest on another blog, but it's random items, so vague answers are perfectly acceptable. But we're talking about tea here, and I'm worried that people may say "well I could have guessed that if the picture were clearer, or the color better, or..." I'm sure you get my drift.

So please let me know your opinion on this, and I'll figure out how to proceed from there. No, I'm not going to take a photo class just for clearer tea pictures.

Congrats again, Georgia - I know you're going to enjoy this tea!


  1. WOW! I am so excited. Just finished Fujian Gaoshan (Serenity Art Inc.) and was deciding what to open next...

  2. Georgia (Notes on Tea)May 1, 2009 at 8:26 PM

    Please continue contest. Can provide off-site links too.

  3. Your pictures look fine to me, Jamie. I don't take part in the tea guessing because I pretty much only drink Earl Grey, Darjeeling and Formosa Oolong - they all look pretty much the same to me. :-)

    I never realized there were so many different teas out there. You've really opened my eyes!


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